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Former NBC and CBS Actor and Entertainer Randall Franks joins the cast of “The Crickets Dance”

Written by Staff on June 17, 2019 – 8:06 am -

Randall Franks will appear in "The Crickets Dance." (Photo: Randall Franks Media/Anna Ritch)

Randall Franks will appear in “The Crickets Dance.” (Photo: Randall Franks Media/Anna Ritch)

 

Randall Franks, former NBC, CBS and UPtv star, becomes the latest star to take on a role in the upcoming drama “The Crickets Dance.”

The film is based on the novel by author Deborah Robillard. Director Veronica Robledo, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film later this year.

Franks will appear in the 19th-century period role as “Dr. J.A. Anderson.”

“This is such an amazing story that blends the past and the present in a momentum that solidifies that love reaches far beyond the bonds that restrain us,” Franks said. “With love the wounds of our experience may be bound.”

The actor (www.RandallFranks.com), best known as “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” starred in two other TV series and numerous films.

Franks is also a country music starknown for appearing for the Grand Ole Opry, CMA Fan Fair, the National Folk Festival, bluegrass festivals, fairs and as part of the National Quartet Convention All-Star Band.

His latest CD “Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia” including Americana, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel featuring 30 youth alongside him for charity catapulted to #1 on the APD Top 50 Albums Daily Chart June 11 and by 8 p.m. had solidified in the top spot on the June APD Top 50 Global Americana Charts.

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Franks joins Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Bill Oberst, Jr., Todd Maynor and Ashley Robillard in the “The Crickets Dance” in the fall of 2019 for filming. Like “The Crickets Dance” on Facebook.

For more information, about his latest CD visitwww.ShareAmericaFoundation.org, or find it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon or CDBaby.

Connect with Randall Franks on Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/RandallFranksActorDirectorEntertainer/?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/RandallFranks

https://www.reverbnation.com/randallfranks

https://www.instagram.com/randallfranksactor/

Various Links:

 

The Crickets Dance by Deborah Robillard:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1478374268/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_OoSbDbN86CPP5

Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia PSA:

https://youtu.be/HDnh-Ls-HCQ

Americana Youth of Southern Appalachia Purchase Download Links:
Google:
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Various_Artists_Americana_Youth_of_Southern_Appala?id=Bfizpqpulqj7wqqkk3xb5nlsnpq
Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Americana-Southern-Appalachia-Various-artists/dp/B07RWFGBP2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Americana+Youth+of+Southern+Appalachia&qid=1558445853&s=dmusic&sr=1-1
CDBaby:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/randallfranks
Also Available on iTunes
Donate for CDs: 
http://www.ShareAmericaFoundation.org/


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Autumn Nelon Clark is a Southern Gospel Sweetheart

Written by Staff on October 18, 2017 – 7:44 am -

Autumn Nelon Clark with the Nelons at the Dove Awards. Photo by Craig Harris

Autumn Nelon Clark with the Nelons at the Dove Awards. Photo by Craig Harris

Most individuals dream of living a life that will make this world a better place. They hope that they can leave a legacy behind that reflects a life of positive influence. This dream is one that Rex Nelon accomplished. It was his vision 30 years ago, which sparked the national ministry of the Nelons. It was also his influence that helped begin the careers of some of Gospel Music’s most beloved artists, such as Karen Peck Gooch and Janet Paschal.  

 

For years, Rex Nelon’s daughter, Kelly, sang alto alongside him. Now, Kelly sings with her two beautiful daughters, Amber and Autumn, and her husband, Jason Clark. It is the legacy of this Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame inductee that is still being lived out through his daughter and granddaughters. I had the privilege of interviewing Autumn Nelon Clark, Kelly’s youngest daughter.  


Born on January 20, 1997, Autumn is now 20 years old. While she has always been behind the scenes of her family’s career, she has recently taken on the role of singer/mandolin player for the group.

 

Autumn Nelon Clark with her family, the Nelons

Autumn Nelon Clark with her family, the Nelons

“For a while it was just the three of them – my mom, dad and sister,” Amber says. “But a few years ago, my dad got sick, and I had to fill in for him. I’ve been up there ever since.”

 

While Autumn has watched her family walk onto stages all of her life, it never made it easier when it was her turn to finally take the stage. The young lady confesses that it was more than a little intimidating for her to sing in front of people for the first time.  

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